A review of the groundbreaking discoveries in brain disease research using the FONAR upright MRI and an interview with Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor. Dr. Damadian has a new book Gifted Mind. In 1969, magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) and similar technologies were just an idea in the visionary mind of a young Raymond Damadian. As a boy, he watched his grandmother die painfully from breast cancer, which would eventually play a role in his pursuit of a career in medical research and pioneering this amazing field.
Although in 1971 his concept of detecting tumors through MRIs was widely met with mocking skepticism, withing six years he became the first researcher to do a scan of a human, creating technology to reveal cancer within the human body. His life has been an incredible journey of discovery that will help you learn:
* How his concept for cancer detection was inspired and developed
* Why faith remains an integral part of his work
* Why he is a strong supporter of the creativity and freedom found in patents.
From resourcefully creating his discoveries on a shoestring budget to a battle with the business behemoth known as GE, learn how the exciting development of this technology led Dr. Damadian to a self-examination of this life and faith. Read this powerful biography and find out what driving force is at the heart of a man who can arguably be called one of the greatest minds in the past 50 years, and how his faith played a crucial role in his work!